Graduation Rate Component

The Graduation Rate component of the report card looks at the percent of students who are successfully finishing high school with a diploma in four or five years


Description

The Four-Year Graduation Rate includes as graduates only those students who earn diplomas within four years of entering ninth grade for the first time. The Five-Year Graduation Rate includes those students who graduate within five years of entering ninth grade for the first time.

Technical Fact

In 2010, Ohio transitioned to a new method of calculating the graduation rate. The federal government set this rate to allow for comparisons between Ohio and other states. The calculation for the Four-Year Graduation Rate divides the number of students who graduate high school in four years or less by the number of students who form the adjusted group for the graduating class. The calculation of the Five-Year Graduation Rate divides the number of students who graduate high school in five years or less by the number of students who form the adjusted group for the graduating class. The adjusted group includes all students who entered ninth grade for the first time four years earlier. A group is adjusted by adding any students who transfer into the group later during the ninth grade and the next three years and subtracting students who transferred out. A student can be in only one group.

How is the Graduation Rate component grade for your school or district determined?

The ranges for four-year and five-year rates are different and partially outlined in law.

  • 60% - The letter grade for the four-year graduation rate.
  • 40% - The letter grade for the five-year graduation rate.

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Last Modified: 9/13/2017 4:06:52 PM